Friday, April 23, 2010

The best phone call ever

One year ago today, bright and early in the morning, I got an amazing phone call. It was unexpected good news. "You passed court," said Lisa P. on the other end of the line. I cried. It was a very happy day. :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010


After a simply dreadful winter here in eastern Nebraska, we are enjoying an absolutely lovely spring.

These tulips were planted in the fall, so this is our first spring to enjoy them.

Our lake is only about a mile away from the Platte River, so we get lots of migratory water fowl visitors like these white pelicans (my favorite!) and cormorants that have been on the lake this week.

Perfect weather for riding bikes!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sweet Sixteen

Oh, how time flies! It doesn't seem that long ago that my little Anna looked like this; "driving" on the couch with her constant companion, Tricia:

Here she is today... ready to start driving for real with her very own driver's license. Happy birthday to my wonderful, beautiful, grown up little girl. I love you.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Water fun!

We had a nice weekend, weather-wise. Not, in my opinion, warm enough for water shenanigans, but I was overruled.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ready, set, race!

I just signed up the whole family... well, most of the family... to run or walk in a fun race being held in Great Bend, Kansas to benefit Kechene Orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Specifically, it is a benefit to raise money to help girls who age out of the orphanage. They are too old to be adopted, and at age 18 are no longer eligible to live in the orphanage. The race is sponsored by Lasting Life Ministries and will be held on May 1, 2010. You can read more about it here:

The neatest part is that we will get to meet one of my blog friends who also has two adopted daughters from Ethiopia! I will post more about that when the day comes... can't wait to meet you and your family, Lori!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Sisters coloring eggs



Candace and Sarah with their baskets.

Kids after church. I had to hurry and get a picture
while everyone still looked nice. :)